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." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
, illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. is reportedly in talks with federal prosecutors negotiating a plea deal. a source tells the "chicago sun-times," "no one has pled guilty, but plea discussions are ongoing." the democrat is under investigation for misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington home. he's also under information for allegedly buying a $40,000 rolex for a friend. if jackson pleads guilty to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. >>> eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. >>> what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wi
in jackson, causing this huge fire. all three pilots on board died. the person inside that home escaped with minor injuries. investigators say the plane had just taken off from a nearby airport on its way to an faa safety conference. the pilot asked for permission to return to the airport shortly after takeoff but never made it back. >>> investigators still aren't sure what caused an explosion that killed a couple in indianapolis. they believe gas fueled appliances may be involved. however, the woman who lived at the home at the epicenter said she replaced her furnace recently and it was fine. she also says she smelled a strange odor outside before the blast but doesn't know if it was natural gas. citizens energy group said the utility found in leaks in the neighborhood. >>> charges of an inappropriate relationship against a sesame street puppeteer are now being dropped. elmo performer kevin clash was accused of having a sexual relationship with another man starting with the accuser was 16. but the law firm that represents the now 23-year-old released a statement saying the relationship
lohan's got a new blame game going on. jermaine jackson seems to be distancing himself from his family. and miley cyrus is talking about wedding plans, lots of them. >> joining us once again, georgia is with the hollywood headlines. georgia, this ongoing feud between madonna and lady gaga, reaching a new level. is there a peace offering out there from madonna? >> madonna tried to offer a peace offering, but lady gaga kind of said no. it's crazy. i'm very surprised at this, because lady gaga, you can certainly tell madonna was a big influence for her. at least it seems that way to me. she was at a concert in minnesota, and she told her fans there, you know, i offered -- i asked lady gaga to come on stage with me and she said no. madonna said, it's no big deal. i've had rejection before. it's all good. rejection builds character. can you believe how hot that could be, with lady gaga and madonna on stage together? >> lindsay lohan has an excuse for getting into trouble. it involves everybody but her. >> don't we just love lindsay lohan? >> she keeps us busy. >> she does. she got into the
clint jackson expects a full house. >> people have been calling the restaurant since the election has already been over. >> while businesses around town prepare to cash in? amy london is crossing her inc.ers. >> it's exciting. >> well, good luck to you, amy. i'll make sure i do a follow up interview with you around inauguration time. the inauguration falls on monday. live here in worth west d.c., i'm shomari stone, news 4. >> the annual holiday show ice opens one week from today. 40 ice carvers are putting the finishing touches on the life-size sculptures. >> coming up in our broadcast, a fisherman. >> new jersey going after businesses that hiked up their prices in the we of super storm an si. >> we'll show you how their diet could work for you. >> how about our weather? is that going to work for us? >> i think it is. if you like warmer temperatures, you've got them saturday, sunday and monday. but out . >>> a frightening sight off the coast of california. a man on a small fishing boat spotted a dark object in the water. he grabbed his phone and started recording. i might have cone so
for congressman jesse jackson jr., he's accused of using campaign money to decorate his d.c. home. >>> new york >>> good morning. welcome back to "news4 today." i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. the big story today, the snowstorm battering the northeast. >> snow is blanketing debris left behind by sandy in hard-hit queens, new york. police informing residents of a warming shelter, since many who lived there had been without power and heat for more than a week. they also offered shuttle rides to get residents to that shelter. many, however, left the borough days ago.
of the jackson brothers is trying to change his famous last name, at least the way it is spelled. jermaine jackson is petitioning a court to change the spelling of his name to s-u-n, instead of s-o-n. he's been promoting his book on his brother. >>> coming up next at 5:00, the battle to bring beluga whales >>> for the first time in almost two decades, u.s. aquariums are trying to import whild beluga whales from the arctic. they would live in captivity here. >> and for that reason, the plan is seeing stiff opposition. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more from the georgia aquarium in atlanta. >> reporter: they are as stunning as they are playful. >> i personally think the whales are amazing. they're my favorite in the whole aquarium. they're just beautiful and majestic. >> reporter: these beluga whales have dazzled tour groups at the georgia aquarium for years. >> i think we should keep them safe no matter what. >> reporter: now the aquarium finds itself swimming in controversy over a proposed plan to import 18 more of them from russia. >> we feel like our role is not only to have animals so that p
for michael jackson's older brother jermaine. he filed tuesday to legally change the spelling of his last name to jacksun, jackson, which is he is right now, would only say the change was for artistic reasons. >>> and this internet video documents a san diego couple's wedding day from an i do point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bouquet. it captured candid moments that might have been lost with bigger in-your-face video gear. very sweet. >>> and fans of nbc's "parks and recreation" are excited about a cameo by vice president joe biden, it is scheduled november 15th. amy polar's character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. it is now 8:04, back to al with a check of the weather. in connecticut for us. al, good morning. >> reporter: can't wait to check that out. thanks so much. again, we are in danbury, connecticut. let's take a look. our pick city of the day happens to be new haven, connecticut. another great connecticut city. nbc connecticut hd, morning rain and snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees as we
in a jackson, mississippi neighborhood left no survivors killing all three people on board. the single-engine piper had just taken off from a local airport when it struck a home. amazingly a resident in that house escaped with only minor injuries. >>> u.s. soccer gold medalist hope solo and her fiance spent what would have been a wedding day in a seattle courtroom tuesday. the former seattle seahawks star jeremy stevens had been arrested monday for a domestic violence case against solo. police reports indicates that solo suffered a bloody laceration on her elbow. stevens was released and not charged. >>> the man accusing elmo puppeteer kevin clash of engaging him in an underage sexual relationship has now dropped his allegations and says the relationship was adult and consensual. clash had denied that the relationship began when the accuser was underage from the start, but it took a leave of absence from sesame workshop to fight the allegations. more on this in the next half hour. >>> madonna knows how to keep the city rocking. look who she got to join her at madison square garden last
. in the fourth, throws it behind jackson, picked off by carr. he returns it 47 yards for the touchdown. even with all the drama, still in it late in this game. under a minute to play. down by eight. deep in their own territory. ruh-roh. hit, fumbles, game, set and match. the eagles lose 38-23 to the cowboys. the eagles now 3-6. the cowboys 4-5. would you rather see the rookie in there instead of michael vick, even though vick hasn't played well this year? >> ruh-roh, i like that. we have to look at what we can do better. i don't think in any way we're looking at exactly who's playing quarterback as a benefit to us. we'll evaluate what we need to do. we'll have a game plan for what we need to do. i'm going to evaluate my vocabulary. >> let's evaluate the nhl now. >> are we going to play? >> i do not know if they're going to play just yet. they met seven out of the last nine days. they don't have any meetings scheduled in the near future but they are a lot closer on revenue sharing, which is a big deal. head coach of the capitals going into the hall of fame tonight. >> the last couple of weeks
train, starting at flushing all the way down and end up here, so the roosevelt/jackson heights subway station, where they can transfer to the "f ow" train, the only l available, cleared from the water and that will take commuters into midtown manhattan. the other option? the buses. all of the people standing in line this morning will be facing some very packed buses as we've seen all week, as that has been the only option for commuters. good news with one subway line open, but expect jam-packed commuting if you decide to come into work this friday morning. another thing we want to mention, governor cuomo did ask new yorkers to stagger their commutes to avoid these delays. leave earlier in the morning or just leave a little later, but whatever you do it will definitely be an interesting commute and very, very busy one. i'm brynn gingras in queens, back to up. >>> this weekend, the new york city marathon will go on despite problems caused by sandy, new york road runners, the group that puts on the marathon, announced the race will also be a fund-raiser to help those affected by the stor
%. >> reporter: manager clint jackson expects a full house at georgia brown's. >> people have been calling the restaurant since the election has already been over. >> reporter: while businesses around town prepare to cash in, amy london is crossing her fingers. if she doesn't get the five grand? >> $3,000. i'm open. exciting. >> i would be excited with all that money too. that was shomari stone reporting. those in charge of the ceremony expect another huge crowd. the 2009 inauguration drew the largest audience of any event in d.c. history. >>> it's going to be huge. >> got to start early. >> be here before we know it. time right now 10:06. coming up the event today offering new job opportunities for america's heroes. >>> and a weather phenomenon spotted down under. we'll show you the unusual twister that has some spinning their heads wondering where does that come from? >> join us online on facebook and twitter. search news 4 today. search news 4 today. we'll be back in a moment. could have gotten me one. i did. try the unmistakable flavor of dunkin' donuts smoked sausage breakfast sandwic
to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at a n a lot of messy weather in the northeast for quite sometime. messy weather back through the northern plains into the dakotas. we do have some of that severe snowfall that is continuing
, you can do it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> and we're back now at 8:37 with more on this election day tweef. a few months ago you probably didn't give too much thought to things like big bird, binders full of women and bayonets. >> and they have become words and images that have sparked endless conversations online, not to mention many fake twitter accounts on the internet. willie geist is here with his top five meme. >> all understand what a meme is. >> something that takes on a life of its own. you'll see here when we st
and college girls. >> reporter: lauren jackson knows that all too well. nine years ago, she fell on her neck during high school cheerleading tryouts. >> had it had stricter guidelines and regulations and precautions, this might have been prevented. >> reporter: as for the magic stunt performer, the team says she's in stable condition after suffering three vertebra fractures and a broken rib. she's expected to fully recover. for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >>> up next here on "today," is the twinkie about to go extinct? i think this one already did. it's pretty stale. we'll tell you more after this. s when you can prevent the acid that's causing it with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours social security are just numbers thinkin a budget.d... well, we worked
face. >> we certainly hope so. as usual, we've gone to the dogs. a parody of michael jackson's classic video thriller. >> i love this one. >> that's right, from the king of pop to the king of puch of p halloween themed video created by the pet collective. >> okay. which costume do you want to wear this year? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> come on, sweetie. >> that's cute. oh, freaky. >> there are those of us with pets who dress up our pets and those of us who don't. >> do you? >> no. >> do you? >> not really. they don't like it. i dress up frank. >> halloween was yesterday. did anyone come? >> little kids were so excited. >> in new york what's weird, you have to sign a sheet that lets trick-or-treaters know if it's okay to come to your apartment. so i went to buy some candy and stuff. and there are kids in dwayne reed which i love trick or treating at the drug store. and they give them the candy. and the stores are all places that they go. >> and the door men. >> yeah. >> i helped myself. >> thank you, sarah. >> new hair, new clothes, new look. two lucky ladies, one of whom we know, show off their amb
a couple in there that are going to have a really, really long career. >> and how is your son jackson dealing with his new sister? >> in fact, we have a little something for you for etta. >> thank you. >> it's all about team christina, team adam, but what about team carson is the question we asked, so we have a little -- my dexterity is not what it should be out here. look, it's a onesie, team carson. >> we have to backup just in case. >> thank you, matt. >> check out "the voice" right here on nbc monday and tuesdays 8:00/7:00 central time. >>> up next, we've got dr. phil in the studio, but first these messages. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. some people put everything intotheir name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our su
liked james taylor, like that kind of music. still love james taylor. >> i liked the jacksons. >> would you stand in line for five days and scream and shout and cry? >> maybe, maybe. >> flo rider today. >> flo rider is coming monday. i have a sweet spot -- >> you almost said hot spot. apparently, he shot a promo. shall we? >> what's up, this is your man flo rider, by the way, hoda, i got a special treat for you. >> oh! what is it? >> you'll have to ask him when he gets here. ♪ baggy sweat pants and reeboks with the straps ♪ >> sparks will fly on monday. >>> you know who was supposed to be here yesterday, we didn't make a big deal about it. we thought the reason given was true. turns out to be completely inaccurate. we were told chelsea handler, who cancelled an hour and a half before the show. >> she was our lead guest. >> she was sick all night, we were told. but we had a feeling somethin g was up. >> late last night clicking around on the channels, you turn on jimmy fallon, guess who showed up, chelsea handler. >> let's see what she had to say. >> i wasn't sick. >> let's just say
about women and, quote, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by supetorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say ts nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, t
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